Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seeds of Learning N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Aina Hookupu O Kilauea N/A HI United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cultural Survival, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc N/A NJ United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 435,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 106,600

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Piedmont Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seeds of Learning United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Aina Hookupu O Kilauea United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cultural Survival, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Family House, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 435,200

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13110 records found.